A chilling new investigation for Inspector McLean.
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern.
Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent.
Digging deeper, McLean finds answers much closer to home than he expects. Something terrifying stalks the city streets, and bringing it to justice may destroy all he holds dear.
About the Author
James Oswald is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels. The first two, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, are also available as Penguin paperbacks and ebooks. He has also written an epic fantasy series as well as comic scripts and short stories.
The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish The Herald Crime fiction's next big thing The Sunday Telegraph Literary sensation...James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series Daily Mail Fifty Shades of Hay The Times Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers Daily Mail The new Ian Rankin Daily Record Classy, occasionally brutal, and with the odd suggestion of the supernatural, this will doubtless be another deserved hit. Oswald's writing is in a class above most in this genre and McLean - his rich, idealistic and all-too-human detective - is the perfect counterpoint to Ian Rankin's cynical Inspector Rebus Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 23rd April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.35